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1.1 Home

The Home tab displays which sounds you have previously marked and uploaded, and which event you recently modified. You can click on a sound or event to view its information.

1.2 Browse

1.2.1 Browse Sound

The Browse Sound tab shows all the sounds uploaded on the Sound Repository website. You can click on a sound file name to be redirected to the sound information page, or on the sound uploader name to be redirected to the sound uploader profile. There are play/pause and loop icons on the sound image to play the sound.

You can refine which sounds are displayed by category using the add category drop down arrow. You can also search for a sound by typing a sound name, keyword, or description in the search field below the add category button. Clicking on the reset search link or doing a blank search will cancel any previous search without removing filters. Finally, you can narrow down which sounds are displayed using the different filters on the right of the page. You can filter by username, date uploaded, audio type, processing status, analysis status, whether the sound has been calibrated and whether the sound was uploaded as a corpus or not.

You can check any sound, by clicking on the checkbox on the left of the file name, and perform several actions to the selected sounds. From the action drop down menu below the search field, select mark sounds or compare sounds and then click GO. Marking a sound will display it under your marked sounds so you can access it easily later. For more information on comparing sounds, please refer to section 1.3.

You can order the displayed sounds by clicking on any column name (i.e. File name). The order can be reversed by clicking on the up or down arrow on the right of the column name. The ordering for a column can be removed by clicking on the remove from sorting icon next to the column name. You can choose multiple columns to order sounds. If you do, the priority will be set from the first column you selected to the last and the priority will appear as a number between the remove from sorting icon and the up or down arrow. To increase the priority of an already sorted column, you can select that column again, and it will then be the highest priority.

     Sound Information

A visualization of the sound is shown under Sound Preview. If the sound is a stereo file, the sound preview uses the left channel "0". On the lower left corner of the visualization, you can click on the:

    play / pause icon to play and pause the sound, stop icon to stop playing the sound, change display icon to toggle between the waveform and the spectrogram of the sound, loop icon to play the sound on repeat ruler icon to enable and disable the measurement tool

When the measurement tool is enabled, you can hover your mouse pointer over the sound image to display the noise level in decibels (dB) when viewing the waveform, or the frequency (Hz) when viewing the spectogram. Please note that if the sound has not been calibrated, the noise level may be inaccurate.

The sound's remaining time is displayed on the lower right corner of the sound visualization.

Sound Description and Keywords describe the sound according to the short description and keywords entered by the sound uploader. The Rate Sound section shows the average rating of all the users who have rated this sound. You can choose your rating for this sound or change it if you have rated it before. The final section lists basic file statistics and information. At the bottom of the page, you can remove this sound from your marked sounds or download a copy of the orginally uploaded sound to your computer.

     Sound Details

The Sound Details tab shows the long sound description, the sound images and the sound documents. If the sound is part of an event, the event's name, description, images and documents are shown. You can click on an image to enlarge it or on a document name to download or view the document.

     Sound Uploader

You can view the sound uploader profile on this tab. The profile shows at least the uploader's name and email address. If the uploader has entered the other fields, the profile also shows other information including optional links. The section below the profile section shows the events and sounds uploaded by this user. You can click on any sound or event to follow the link to the event details or sound information page.

     Sound Statistics

The Sound Statistics tab displays the sound's basic statistics and plots. Please refer to the Statistics Documentation/Help tab for more technical details on the statistics. The name of each statistic links to the relevant section of the Statistics Documentation/Help page.

The plots are interactive, and the values can be seen by hovering a mouse over the figure. The channels can be turned on and off by clicking on the channel in the chart's legend. Also, a copy of the figure can be saved by selecting a file type from the dropdown menu at the top right corner of each figure. If a sound does not have calibration information, the axes of the graph will be red, and the appropriate, uncalibrated units will be used on the axes. Otherwise the axes will be black.

Note, if the recording was clipped, a warning is displayed at the top of the page because in that case the calculated statistics may not be accurate.

     Sound Download

The Sound Download tab allows you to download the sound, either in its original file format (Download Original File button) or converted to another type (Convert and Download Sound button). This page also allows you to download meta data (Download Meta Data button), or both the original file with its meta data in a .zip format (Download All Original Data button). The meta data contains nearly all of the information stored as part of the database for the sound entry. This includes the file name, basic file statistic and information, the short description and keywords entered by the uploader, and the data used to populate the statistics tab, to name a few. When converting the sound to your desired file type, the sample rate, bit depth and/or quality can be specified, depending on the file type. The (Convert and Download All button) will convert both the original file and it's calibration file, and include the meta data in a .zip file.

     Sound Edit

The sound information (category, description, keywords, sound file, event), calibration and media (images and documents) can be edited on the Sound Edit tab. You must click on the save button at the bottom of the page to save the changes. There is also a button to delete the sound at the bottom of the page. Only the sound uploader or an administrator can edit/delete a sound.

1.2.2 Browse Event

The Browse Event tab displays all the events uploaded on the Sound Repository website. You can click on an event name to be redirected to the event details. Similarly to the Browse Sounds tab, you can refine which events are displayed by category, order the events using the column heading functionality described in section 1.2.1, and search for an event by typing the event name or description in the search field.

     Event Details

The Event Details tab shows the event description, keywords, sounds, images and documents . You can click on a sound to play it or on the sound link to go to the sound details page. You can also click on an image to enlarge it or on a document name to download or view the document.

     Event Edit

The event information (category, name, description, sounds) and media (images and documents) can be edited on the Event Edit tab. You must click on the save button at the bottom of the page to save the changes. There is also a button to delete the event at the bottom of the page. Only the event creator or an administrator can edit/delete an event.

1.2.3 Browse Corpus

The Browse Corpus tab displays all the corpora uploaded on the Sound Repository website. The functionality of this page and subpages is identical to that of the Browse Events pages.

1.3 Compare

The Compare tab enables easy comparison between sounds by showing the same information as the Sound Statistics tab for many sounds. To display the information, select the sounds you wish to compare and click on the Load/Plot button. Only marked sounds can be compared. If the sound you wish to compare is not available in the sounds to compare, go back to the Sound Information tab or the Browse tab to mark the sound.